A glorious celebration was held on Thursday at the Monastery of the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church, as His Eminence Metropolitan Kirill of Ekaterinburg and Verkhoturye led the Divine Liturgy for the feast of St. Elizabeth the Grand Duchess and New Martyr and the Nun Barbara.
According to data from the interactive map showing parish transitions from the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Chruch to the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” (OCU), no parishes have joined the schismatic structure in the past 2.5 months.
The Holy Provincial Synod of Crete has expressed its deep condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Suzanne Eaton, a 60-year-old American scientist who was raped and murdered on July 2 while attending a conference at the Orthodox Academy on the island.
A team of students from the History and Geography Department of the Ion Creangă Pedagogical State University in Chişinău discovered a 16th-century bronze icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker while searching for traces of the great ditch that surrounded the fortress and to identify the underground constructions within the perimeter of the fortress.
The American government’s support for, and further, its role in the creation of the new schismatic church in Ukraine has been openly acknowledged on both the American and Ukrainian side, though the Patriarchate of Constantinople continues to deny that there was any political influence on its decision to create it and grant it a tomos of autocephaly.
On Tuesday, Mitsotakis assured His Beatitude, the primate of the Greek Orthodox Church, that his government would not advance the plan to remove priests from the category of civil servants, thus effectively overturning the decision of the previous leftist administration under former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, the primate of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, has appealed to both His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to resume the prisoner exchange in Donbass.
“Today we propose to honor the memory of the last Russian tsar, to honor the memory of those innocently killed—all who died in the crucible of the civil war,” Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin tld his colleagues, who, hearing such words, rose from their seats.
The 22nd Quinquennial Church Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States was held over the weekend at the New Gracanica Protection of the Mother of God Monastery in Third Lake, Illinois and was dedicated to this great anniversary.
His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria held an inter-Orthodox meeting on countering heresies and sects yesterday at the Holy Metropolis of Sofia. Gathering a number of hierarchs, clergy, and experts, the meeting aimed to find a solution to the ongoing Ukrainian ecclesiastical issue.
Commenting after the meeting, Abp. Elpidophoros said that President Trump “was very friendly and cordial. The President was extremely happy and expressed his satisfaction that we met. I thanked him for his support for the Christians all over the world and especially for his support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.”
The Holy Dormition-Pskov Caves Monastery is one of the most beloved holy habitations of the Russian Orthodox Church. It has been a guiding light for the entire Orthodox Church since the 15th century and was the only monastery in Russia to never close during the dark years of godless communism.